Elkton Mayor Nancy Camp speaks at the old courthouse earlier this year
The Historic Todd County Courthouse on the Elkton Square has primarily served as a welcome center in recent years and the entity that staffs the building is likely changing.
The City of Elkton had ensured the doors were open during business hours, but Mayor Nancy Camp asked for and received the blessing of City Council Monday night to transfer that responsibility to the Todd County Community Alliance.
The Todd County Community Alliance is like a chamber of commerce and Mayor Camp says that type of agency is who should be running a welcome center.
Elkton City Clerk Laura Brock also serves as membership director in the Alliance and says that board is aware of the change.
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is pushing for the Bush era tax cuts to be extended for at least one more year.
The Senate Minority Leader recently appeared on CNN and said a tax-hike for anyone in the United States would only work to slow economic growth.
Senator McConnell says the extra year would give lawmakers another opportunity to develop meaningful tax reform. He's expecting the House to extend the Bush tax cuts as soon as this week.
Kentucky’s senior senator says President Barack Obama’s stand against keeping taxes where they are is further evidence he doesn’t know how to fix a failing economy.
Democrats say the Bush tax cuts are tilted heavily toward benefiting the very wealthy.
The Christian County Animal Shelter is introducing a new program called Get Em Done, which is designed to reduce the problem of animal over population.
Director Irene Grace says animal over population is a major problem nationwide, with Christian County and surrounding communities not immune from the issue.
Ms. Grace gives more information about the program.
Three local veterinary clinics are assisting the shelter to spay and neuter six dogs and four cats per week, but it comes at a cost and that’s where Ms. Grace is hoping residents will step in and make a financial contribution to the cause.
Residents interested in making a financial contribution are urged to contact the Christian County Animal Shelter at 270-887-4175.
Christian Fiscal Court convened this morning and approved JKS Architects and Engineers of Hopkinsville to handle design work of Carnegie Library.
The Carnegie Library board met last week and went over 7 proposals for this project and ultimately decided on the local architectural firm.
Magistrates then unanimously agreed to support a resolution asking the congress and President Barack Obama to exempt the military from legal requirements in the 2011 Budget Control Act from sequestration.
County Attorney Mike Foster says if sequestration is not halted, it would have devastating impact to the military, especially Fort Campbell.
If sequestration is not halted, the defense budget will be drastically cut by the government to the tune of $500 billion over the next ten years.
In other business, Magistrates approved Judge-Executive Steve Tribble to sign a deed of restriction concerning Ruff Park.
Foster describes the details of the deed of restriction.
In other business, Fiscal Court accepted a $3,525 bid from Jacob Fleming to purchase a Hopkinsville-Christian County Visitors Bureau vehicle, with Magistrate Jim Fleming abstaining from voting, since the bidder is his grand-son.
A scheduled water outage on Wednesday morning will effect several Clarksville subdivisions.
Officials with Clarksville Gas and Water say the water outage on Sango Road will take place at 7:30 a.m. and will include the Willbrook and Sango Commons subdivisions.
Officials say the water outage is necessary to allow construction crews to replace two water valves on Sango Road between South Woodson Road and Durham Road.
A section of the roadway will also be reduced to one lane between South Woodson and Smith Lane around 11:30 a.m. when work is expected to be completed.